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Bugs and Thugs (1954)

When Bugs calls a cab he doesn't know it's the getaway car for a couple of bankrobbers (he does know the capital of Nevada).

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Bugs Bunny / Rocky / Mugsy / Two Policemen (voice)
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When Bugs calls a cab he doesn't know it's the getaway car for a couple of bankrobbers (he does know the capital of Nevada).

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13 March 1954 (USA)  »

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Bugsy und Mugsy  »

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Trivia

Near the end of the film, Bugs' office has a sign that says "-Member- Detective Guild, Local 839". Local 839 of the IATSE was the Animation Guild, whose members made the cartoon. See more »

Goofs

The kitchen door in Rocky's hideout swings outward for most of the cartoon; it swings inward when the police break in. See more »

Quotes

Rocky: Shut up!
Mugsy: What'd I do, boss?
Rocky: I said button yer lip.
Mugsy: Oh, okay, boss.
[Literally buttons up his lip]
Mugsy: [Muffled] How's this, boss?
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Soundtracks

Spring Song
(uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
[Plays when Bugs says, "...through winding roads, past the green meadows and down shady lanes."]
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Clever and well worth seeing to see how Bugs outwits the thugs
7 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The cartoon does start off slowly, and the secondary characters are a little clichéd, especially the Irish cop. But it is very clever and funny, with Bugs excellent as usual and the gangster a nice little addition. Coupled with beautiful artwork, a good script, some funny gags-especially the oven gag- and nice music this really is worth seeing especially to see how Bugs outwits the thugs. By the way, the title of the short is a very effective touch, and Mel Blanc is stellar yet again.

Overall, while a little slow and clichéd, this is clever and funny and compensated by the usual ingredients that make these cartoons so enjoyable. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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